“I could not be happier to be a student here,” Mary Alice Overman said. “I highly recommend Nash Community College to anyone.”
Overman, 20, is a homeschool graduate. She enrolled at NCC after taking a gap year to travel the country. Overman has maintained a 3.84 cumulative grade point average as an Associate in Arts student and is on track to graduate in 2021.
Like many other colleges, NCC has moved to remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While times are uncertain, the college is uniquely positioned to support students who are beginning or continuing their education.
“The people in the Advising Center, Math Tank and English Studio love every student that walks through the doors,” Overman said. “The teachers care about the students and want to see us excel.”
The campus philosophy of meeting students where they are has never been more evident. To assure every student’s continued success inside and outside of the (virtual) classroom, Team Nash works diligently to provide a productive academic experience.
Extra measures are in place to help students navigate the challenges of learning during the pandemic including increased accessibility to support services such as academic advising, tutoring and free clinical counseling.
This fall, the college will continue delivering most instruction online and virtually, with few classes meeting on campus. Face-to-face instruction is limited to select courses in advanced manufacturing, health sciences, industrial and public safety programs.
New and returning students may register now for fall semester classes online or through an academic advisor. The semester begins Aug. 17.
University and four-year college students who may not feel comfortable returning to their campus in the fall, but wish to continue their studies, are encouraged to register for NCC’s online transfer classes.
Online courses are ideal for students who wish to work remotely, at their own pace, without regular virtual class meetings. Virtual courses mirror face-to-face instruction by connecting students with teachers online in real-time. Virtual classes provide the closest experience to actually being on campus.
Students who enroll in virtual courses can expect to have interaction with instructors and students, immediate feedback on questions, collaboration with other students in a virtual space, real-time group discussion and an enhanced sense of community with classmates and instructors.
Both virtual and online classes require access to a computer with reliable internet access. However, on-campus computer labs will be open in the fall with social distancing and safety practices in place.
“At Nash, I have enhanced my writing, communication, math and time management skills,” Overman said. “My English classes have taught me how to write a paper in MLA or APA style, to conduct research, and to analyze literature on a deeper level. I knew I wasn’t completely ready for a four-year university. My friend encouraged me to enroll at Nash Community College, and when I visited campus, I fell in love with it.”
The Advising Center is available to assist new and returning students with fall registration and academic advising. To schedule an appointment with an academic advisor, visit www.nashcc.edu/advising. Advising is available on campus Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and virtual advising is available Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“I decided to come to Nash because I thought this was the best place to further my education, to meet new people and to establish a second home,” Overman said.
For more information about fall semester registration, visit www.nashcc.edu/registration.